The Paypal button I created using the code off their site didn’t work – I was getting this Message 5302 that the world was falling apart or something. Whatever it was, the result was I couldn’t be paid and my goldfish would starve and we can’t have that. So here’s how to fix it.
To create button in the first place, log in to your account, click on the “Merchant Tools” tab and then click on Donations in the “Key Features” box down on the right. Click the “Create Button Now” button down the bottom and you’ll see a page something like this:
The idea is that you copy and paste this code into a webpage to produce your unique Donate button. Great! But the problem is that if you copy and paste the code exactly as above then more than likely you’ll get a “Message 5302: the kettle is unplugged” error, which is bad. Thankfully, it’s a simple fix.
Change the bit that says
or in order words, remove the linebreak. Done!
It’s kinda irritating that it’s such a simple thing. I have emailed PayPal tech support many times now about this error message and got the usual brush-off, d’oh!
If you found this post useful in fixing your 5302 error please leave a comment or even link here with the code
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Thanks and good luck!